Penguins - January 20

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Today is National Cheese Lover’s Day, National Disc Jockey Day, and Penguin Awareness Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Penguins


  • 1937 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner are sworn in for their second terms as U.S. President and U.S. Vice President in the first Presidential Inauguration on January 20 following the passage of the 20th Amendment.
  • 1961 - John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States of America making him the youngest person to become president and the first Catholic.
  • 1981 - Iran releases 52 American hostages 20 minutes after Ronald Regan becomes president.
  • 2008 -  Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becoming the first Black President of the United States.
  • 2017 -  Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America.



  • The Penguins - Earth Angel - LISTEN
  • Brad Paisley - Penguin, James Penguin - LISTEN
  • Lyle Lovett - Penguins - LISTEN
  • Lead Belly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night - LISTEN
  • Questlove - Goodbye Isaac - LISTEN

THEME:  Penguins

  • Grades PreK-1- Sesame Street - Elmo's World - Penguins -  VIEW 
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Penguins 1-20 - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - Penguins at the Movies - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street - The Penguin Party - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - PBS LearningMedia - Everyday Learning - Do the Penguin Shuffle - VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-12 - San Diego Zoo - Penguin Cam - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-12 -  Georgia Aquarium - African Penguin Cam - VIEW
  • Grades K-3 - Wild Kratts - Mystery of the North Pole Penguins (Full Episode) - VIEW
  • Grades K-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Saving a Species - Penguins - VIEW
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Wildlife Journal Junior - Sphenisciformes - Penguins - READ
  • Grades 4-6- PBS LearningMedia -DragonflyTV - African Penguins - VIEW
  • Grades 5-12 - PBS LearningMedia - The Spy Penguin - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 6-12 - PBS LearningMedia - Big Pacific: Passionate - Yellow Eyed Penguins - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Nature - King Penguins Tiptoe Around Elephant Seals - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - PBS NewsHour - What These Antarctic Penguins Tell Us About Climate Change - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - Antarctica’s Penguins Taught Us Surprising Life Lessons - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - Eons - When Penguins Went From The Sky To The Sea - VIEW
  • Grades 8-12 - NHPBS Video - Changing Seas - Peru’s Desert Penguins - VIEW

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